Melbourne: The city where you can eat your way through every restaurant brunch, and still stumble across new places weekly.
I’ve been expanding my horizons on the Melbourne brunch scene. Through working in Richmond, I’ve tried some delicious cafes in the area. In the last week or so, I’ve had 3 amazing experiences at places that are must visits. If you’re coming to Melbourne it’s well worth jumping on Instagram and following @breakfastinmelbourne as there’s a vast array of delicious brunchy eats, with some sneaky snippets of desserts thrown in for good measure.
Though I went on a Sunday in the dreary Melbourne weather, this place was a hidden gem of warmth. Upon walking in, I was immediately taken by the DIY vibes of the place, and the aromas of herbs. I was seated at the large share table, which I initially thought to be quite public, but after looking at the menu, that was all I could focus on!
Avocado, Poached Eggs or a really good Bircher usually sway my choices, and with every item including at least one, I was stumped. I chose the Pumpkin Bruschetta with Hummus, Avo, Dukkah and Fetta and I’ve got to say: Wow. Not only was it a well presented mash of vibrant colours, it was every bit as delicious. I will be returning here to try copious other items on the menu.
Friends of Mine has become my local. I walk past nearly everyday on my way to work, obviously for my caffeine fix in the morning, and it’s always abuzz. However, lately I’ve been dragging my boyfriend here to grab something (or everything) on the menu. Previously I’ve had the Banana Bread dish, “The Hangover” and Folded Eggs, however this week, I felt like the Granola.
It was a great start to my morning, with the right amount of fruit flavours blended with fresh organic yoghurt. I’m also dying to attend one of their High Tea’s on a Sunday afternoon.
Don’t be swayed by the title “milkbar” like I was for sometime, this place is well worth the visit. With an ever changing chalk board, solely dedicated to witty coffee based remarks, and a location on one of the most popular streets in Richmond, this place is a hidden treasure.
I was in a rush, so was only able to grab my staple (poached eggs and avo), but the staff were friendly, the eggs runny, and the coffee exquisite. I will be back for a lazy Sunday feast in the near future.
This weekend I’m planning to visit the holy grail of brunch places – Top Paddock – I still can’t believe I haven’t been sooner, but I’m chomping at the bit to get down there on Saturday!